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Changes in the Use of Wild Food Plants in Estonia: 18th - 21st Century

Series: Springerbriefs in Plant Science

By: Renata Sõukand(Author), Raivo Kalle(Author)

45 pages, 4 colour illustrations


Paperback | Oct 2016 | #228865 | ISBN-13: 9783319339474
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Changes in the Use of Wild Food Plants in Estonia is a systematized overview of wild edible plants eaten in the territory of present Estonia, with a focus on the systematic changes within the field. Starting in the end of 18th century, when the first data was published, the text is an extended version and compilation of articles on the subject published by Drs. Kalle and Sőukand and includes unpublished fieldwork results. This work covers changes and tendencies not covered previously due to the limits of article length. Included in this data is a general overview table containing all used plant taxa, parts used and purposes of use. More details on specific food-uses are provided in separate chapters analysing dynamics of changes of the importance of wild plants within the specific food category.


1. Introduction
2. What is wild food plant
3. Estonia in the context of wild edible plants
4. The sources and methods used in the book
5. Sources influencing the use of wild edible plants
6. Changing perceptions on wild food plants
7. Conclusions and future perspectives

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